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Which Beats headphones are right for you?

Which Beats headphones are right for you?

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Beats headphones have gone through various iterations over the years and following the company's acquisition by Apple, they are more popular than ever. Their signature bass-focused sound has remained a constant throughout the series' development, too,... >>

Bose QuietControl 30 review: In-ear noise-cancelling doesn't get any better than this
4.5 stars

Bose QuietControl 30 review: In-ear noise-cancelling doesn't get any better than this

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Bose is one of those brand names that invokes a response from most consumers. They'll know first hand, or through others, that the name is synonymous with quality audio - especially those products with top notch noise-cancelling, such as the QuietComfort... >>

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless review: Immersive quality without the over-ear bulk
4.5 stars

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless review: Immersive quality without the over-ear bulk

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Momentum headphones from Sennheiser are among the most well regarded on-ear and over-ears cans on the market. For 2017, the company has added a whole new take for the range: a neckband-equipped in-ear version. At £169, the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear... >>

Astell & Kern XB10 review: Cranking it up to 11

Astell & Kern XB10 review: Cranking it up to 11

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A DAC - that's digital-to-analogue converter for the uninitiated - is found in every electronic device with a speaker. Phones, laptops, wireless speakers - every device that needs to take a digital signal and turn it into an analogue one (i.e. soundwaves)... >>

Will.i.am's first headphones are the wireless Buttons

Will.i.am's first headphones are the wireless Buttons

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Ex-Black Eyed Peas member and noted gadget lover Will.i.am has returned to the tech world with another new product. The i.am+ Buttons are a pair of wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones, with a connecting neck strap. Best Bluetooth headphones 2017: 10... >>

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless combine Bluetooth connectivity and hi-res audio

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless combine Bluetooth connectivity and hi-res audio

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Headphones, and now Bluetooth wireless speaker, manufacturer V-Moda has announced a sequel to the Crossfade Wireless headphones we reviewed in October 2016. Appropriately called the Crossfade 2 Wireless, the new pair of over-ear headphones takes the... >>

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

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Audio expert Denon has announced the latest addition to its range of high-quality in-ear headphones. The AH-C621R are designed to be compatible with an iPhone or iPad, but that shouldn't deter Android owners. Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small... >>

Apple files patents for 'earbuds with biometric sensing', health tracking capabilities on the horizon

Apple files patents for 'earbuds with biometric sensing', health tracking capabilities on the horizon

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The US Patent & Trademark Office has recently published a series of three patents, filed by Apple that refer to "earbuds with biometric sensing". The three patents are for three different pairs of headphones: an in-ear pair with an ear hook, a conventional... >>

Real life images of Samsung's AKG headphones confirm 3.5mm jack

Real life images of Samsung's AKG headphones confirm 3.5mm jack

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Samsung spared some time at the launch of its Galaxy Tab S3 to tease some details about the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. One such detail was that the new smartphones will come bundled with some in-ear headphones developed by AKG, one of the audio brands... >>

Jaybird X3 review: Affordable sports earphones without the compromise
4.5 stars

Jaybird X3 review: Affordable sports earphones without the compromise

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Having spent a couple of years wowing consumers in the US with its wallet-friendly earphones, Jaybird has finally brought its popular X3 Bluetooth earphones to the UK market.With two previous generations earning praise for their audio quality, stay-in-ability... >>

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

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Sony Mobile revealed four new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 including the super flagship - XZ Premium - but that's not all it had up its sleeve. The company also announced the Xperia Ear Open-style concept.So the name isn't overly catchy... >>

Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass
4.0 stars

Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass

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There's a lot to consider when buying a pair of sports earphones. You can either opt for the "cheap as possible, don't care if they break, buy new ones if they do," approach, or spend a bit more money on something that will sound good, work well and is... >>

Motorola VerveOnes+ review: Bittersweet symphony
3.5 stars

Motorola VerveOnes+ review: Bittersweet symphony

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Now that completely wire-free headphones are a realistic product, many companies have jumped on board the bandwagon. Apple, Samsung and Jabra joined the likes of Bragi in the relatively new market, as has Motorola with its Verve Life lineup. Moto VerveOnes+... >>

Bragi The Headphone review: The One?
4.0 stars

Bragi The Headphone review: The One?

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It could be argued that Bragi is the company that started off the whole revolution of completely wire-free earphones. Before Samsung and Apple brought their respective Icon X and AirPods to the table and, with them, a larger audience in the audio market,... >>

Rockjaw Resonate review: Rock solid audio with a price that resonates
4.0 stars

Rockjaw Resonate review: Rock solid audio with a price that resonates

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In the world of popular brands like Beats, Bose and Sony, it can be hard to make a name for yourself as a headphone manufacturer. The best way to do so is to release headphones that offer fantastic versatility, audio and build quality, for as little outlay... >>

Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small package
4.5 stars

Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small package

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Good in-ear headphones have always been able to deliver decent levels of bass thanks to their proximity to your ear and tight seal. But the majority of pairs still lack real driving power, which is something you can only really get from a pair of on-... >>

Bragi Dash review: The sound of the future?
3.5 stars

Bragi Dash review: The sound of the future?

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Before Apple Airpods came and brought everyone's attention to the truly wireless earphone market, and before so many other companies like Motorola, Samsung and Jabra jumped on board, there was Bragi.At the time of its announcement and Kickstarter launch,... >>

1More C1002 in-ear headphones review: Design positives negated by high-freq excess
3.5 stars

1More C1002 in-ear headphones review: Design positives negated by high-freq excess

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1More is a relatively new headphone brand to the UK. The team sitting at the top used to work for Foxconn, so are well resourced and have a good knowledge of the consumer electronics market. The company has a heavy presence in Taiwan and is now making... >>

Denon AH-C160W wireless sports in-ears are built to last and sound great too

Denon AH-C160W wireless sports in-ears are built to last and sound great too

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Denon is targeting the more active among you with its latest pair of in-ears, the AH-C160W. They're a wireless pair of in-ear headphones that connect to a phone or portable music player via Bluetooth, of the more powerful Class 1 variety.Class 1 Bluetooth... >>

Beats X headphones review: Bass marks the spot
4.0 stars

Beats X headphones review: Bass marks the spot

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Beats X are the Apple-owned company's attempt at a lightweight in-ear listening experience with good battery life and, in hallmark Beats style, plenty of bass to boot.They're not wireless like the Apple AirPods, nor specifically sport-focused despite... >>

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review: Brilliant audio from the Bluetooth king
4.0 stars

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review: Brilliant audio from the Bluetooth king

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Plantronics may have a big name in the world of hands-free Bluetooth equipment, but it's not widely regarded as a premium headphone company.Our time with the BackBeat Pro 2 has taught us that it's a definitely a company worth considering if you're looking... >>

B&O Play wireless Beoplay H4 headphones come with Apple Watch control

B&O Play wireless Beoplay H4 headphones come with Apple Watch control

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B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen's full and funky consumer brand, has launched a wireless pair of Beoplay H4 headphones.They have been "designed from the ground up" using lambskin, braided textile and aluminium and are now available from the Beoplay online... >>

Beats X: What makes Apple's W1-enabled headphones different?

Beats X: What makes Apple's W1-enabled headphones different?

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When Apple unveiled the AirPods last autumn, it also showed off a custom-designed W1 chip specifically for wireless headphones.Now, months later, Apple-owned Beats is launching the $149 Beats X, and naturally, they're equipped with W1. The new wireless... >>

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

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Updating your headphones is now a thing.Apple has released a firmware update for AirPods, its £159 wireless earbud product. The update, called firmware 3.5.1, began rolling out on Wednesday, bringing undisclosed bug fixes. Although the installation... >>